[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]During a second trimester abortion, the procedure used is often what is commonly known as the “dilation and evacuation procedure.” In this procedure, a fetus is dismembered piece by piece using forceps, clamps, scissors, or similar instruments. For this reason, it is also known as a ‘dismemberment abortion.’ Thanks to Republican Kansas Governor Sam Brownback, such a procedure is now banned in his state, except when necessary to save the woman’s life or prevent irreversible damage to her physical health.[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”5517620b381df”][vc_column_text]Brownback is a staunch opponent to abortion. His spokesperson, Eileen Hawley, said of the procedure, “This is a horrific procedure. He hopes the nation follows suit.”
Julie Burkhart, founder and CEO of Trust Women, an abortion provider in the state, said in a statement, “This dangerous law dictates to qualified physicians how they can practice medicine and treat their patients.” Trust Women, along with Planned Parenthood, have indicated that they may fight the law in court.”
The law was drafted by the National Right to Life Committee and has been introduced in Missouri, Oklahoma, and South Carolina, in addition to Kansas. Thus far, Kansas is the only state to pass the law.
Gov. Brownback signed the bill into law in a private ceremony at the governor’s mansion surrounded by pro-life activists. His office indicated that he would re-enact the signing at various public events throughout the state this month.
The National Right to Life Committee praised Brownback on their Facebook page for being the first state to ban dismemberment abortion.
h/t Washington Times[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]